L3 Technologies Director of Financial Planning & Analysis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis


L3 Power Distribution has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and seasoned Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Power Distribution is a newly formed $300M entity of L3, currently embarking on an effort to consolidate four former stand-alone divisions into one reporting division. This position will oversee the Financial Planning & Analysis function spanning the four sites and is responsible for providing insights and recommendations to senior management into the performance of the business, significant trends and key performance indicators. Additionally, this position will lead the integration of the Financial Planning & Analysis function across the four sites.

This position can be based in either our Anaheim, CA or Philadelphia, PA location.

Your day to day responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop accurate and detailed financial forecasts in coordination with each operational location

  • Analyze financial results and communicate to management on all areas of finance including, but not limited to: Orders, Sales, EBIT, Cash Flow, and underlying components of each area

  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual forecast submissions and reporting packages

  • Prepare/analyze income statement, balance sheet and cash flow variance analysis

  • Develop reports for reporting product line profitability, volume sensitivity, and overhead expense/absorption performance

  • Develop new management reporting tools/formats to support division consolidation

  • Lead standardization of financial processes and reporting across all locations

  • Identify and develop process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Actively own key finance and business processes including modifying and improving a division-wide financial planning system. Provide a high level of thought leadership to drive improvements across IT systems supporting financial processes and reporting automation.

  • Drive key financial metric reporting to ensure early visibility of potential items at risks and promote resolution plans

  • Apply effective processes and methodologies to collect forecast information and supplement with statistical analyses. Hold functional teams and operational sites accountable to achieving their financial commitments on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • Enhance department productivity by training, coaching, mentoring, and honestly assessing performance, communicating values, strategies, and objectives

  • Provide financial modeling and decision support analysis for various ad-hoc financial projects

  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned



  • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting; MBA and/or CPA preferred

  • 15 years of experience in financial planning, business analysis and strategy -- preferably in the aerospace and defense manufacturing arena.

  • Prior experience working with long-term contract accounting (SOP 81-1), including percentage of completion contract accounting.

  • Prior experience with government contracting requirements (FAR, DFARS, CAS, etc.).

  • Strong hands on financial modeling, spreadsheet, and database skill

  • Microsoft excel super user

  • Excel-based SmartView report writing is a plus

  • Experience with Deltek Cost Point, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is a plus

  • Capable of hands-on preparation of high-quality PowerPoint presentations

  • Ability to do to analyses "on-the-spot" with senior management

  • Proven leadership and business acumen with ability to interpret economic conditions, anticipating the impact on the organization and ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Ability to create an environment that inspires employees to take personal ownership for achieving goals and for continuous performance improvement

  • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to take charge of complex projects with minimal direction and develop new strategies and new ways of approaching business challenges independently

  • Strong and independent analytical thinker and influencer

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries

  • Self-starter and highly proactive in reaching out to operational sites and functional organizations

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense Security Clearance

Turn your interest into action – apply today!

Power Distribution is an equal opportunity employer – minorities/females /veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Job Financial Analysis

Primary Location USA-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Other Locations USA-California-Anaheim

US Security Clearance Required: Other

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Organization: Division - Power Paragon-20000063

Job Level: Director

Job Posting: Nov 14, 2017, 2:18:14 PM

Req ID: 093859